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Clash of the Titans Paperback – May 1, 1981
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Based on the screenplay of the movie of the same name, it is the story of Perseus, son of Zeus, who have to get the head of Medusa the Gorgon in order to defeat the Kraken, who, was the last of the Titans, thus saving Princess Andromeda from being sacrificed.
The movie itself was mediocre, highlighed by Ray Harryhausen's visual effects, which, in today's standards, seems archaic. But Alan Dean Foster took the screenplay, and expanded upon it, adding more dialogue in various scenes, especially those involving the Greek gods, the Stygian witches, and expanding upon some of the secondary and tertitary characters, such as the three ill-fated soldiers who accompanied Perseus in search of Medusa.
As opposed to the movie, the book is a great read, and if only the movie follows the book! If you see the movie after reading the book, the film will seem incomplete and rushed. It is one of Foster's better film adaptations.
The copy I have is when I was in Junior High (the early 80s) and have pages of photos from the movie.
The secondary characters like Bubu, the mechanical owl, Pegasus and the rest of Perseus companions, are much more developed than in the movie. This reading is very entertaining and interesting for anyone who likes Greek Mithology and really enjoys seeing characters like Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Perseus or the Olympian Gods, coming alive.
Take some Greek myths and basically turn it into a kids story, complete with your magic robot owl, of all things.
Otherwise, you have the basics of Perseus vs Medusa here.
Angry goddesses, other monsters, cannon fodder, all the usual sort of thing to go along with that, and competent enough for a novelisation more aimed at the young.